- Producer10/12/2016The Dong Journey I’ve travelled much of China by car (The Great China Roadtrip), but in my nine years here, I find there is still a whole lot to be discovered. This time around, we took a ten-hour bullet train ride from Shanghai to our temporary base in Liuzhou in...
Comments10/12/2016 #32 Jerry FletcherDean,
Thank you for sharing your enchantment with those of us that cannot be there first hand. Save everything that you left on the cutting room floor. Too often, as I have ventured into the second or third story from a visit I've lost that one moment in time that others would savor.10/12/2016 #30 Lisa Gallagher#16 Well I'm no pro but your video looked pro quality to me! You did all of this with your Ipad, pretty cool! You're still on your trip? When do you return? This is a trip for pleasure or business? I wish I had an Ipad... there are some apps that you can't use on an Android OS, which I'd love to have!10/12/2016 #27 Ken Boddie#25 Can't handle the red-haired ladies, Dean-san. Too fiery tempered for me! 😂 Seriously though, I'm still kicking myself for missing out on the orangutan sanctuary, just west of Medan, during my last trip to North Sumatra and Lake Toba. Travelling with Indo relies has its benefits but also has drawbacks, particularly when it comes to interests in wildlife. 😢10/12/2016 #25 Dean Owen#22 You could always drop everything and book a one way flight! My greatest fear is not seeing the world before I die. I also want to see it while I am able as many journeys are extremely physical. A great start perhaps for you would be to volunteer at the Orangutan sanctuary in Borneo: http://globalteer.org/volunteering-with-orangutans.aspx10/12/2016 #23 Dean Owen#21 Oh yes, I had to leave out whole portions, including the meals which included a veritable feast of hillside creatures. Still, material for another article. I've actually become quite a fan of coagulated blood hot pots. It tastes a bit like coffee jelly. And you know what Ken-sensei, I'd been wracking my brain for Dong jokes since I got back. You'd think it was easy, but I couldn't come up with one. And here you go right off the bat! Grrrrrr.....10/12/2016 #22 Anonymous#20 Dean, something I want to say that is coming from the heart. I have always wanted to travel the world. It has been a longing since I was a child. Other than the one opportunity I had in 2007 to enjoy the blessing of a 3 week mission to Tanzania & Zanzibar - It simply hasn't been 'in the cards' for me to travel. I know it may sound 'cheesy', but the way you present these videos really moves me. I just wanted you to know 😄10/12/2016 #21 Ken BoddieWell done, Dean-san! This is a part of China of which I had no knowledge ..... until now, thanks to your fascinating portrayal. Like many of China's ethnic minority groups, no doubt, the Dong in their own environment appear enthralling and intriguing. And how about that pig's blood tea? Best served in the skin of a durian, perhaps? I grieve for the hours of footage left on the cutting room floor. Eat your heart out Spielberg, Cameron and Polanski. At the risk of being misunderstood, may I say, "Owen's Dong is definitely not too long"?10/12/2016 #14 Dean Owen#11 Sponge of culture 🤗 You are too kind @CityVP Manjit 🐝. Truth is in places like this, wherever you point the camera, you'll capture something good. But it was tough getting the video down to 6 minutes, took me a week (and I was aiming for 3 minutes). I do hope to be able to bring you more ethnic minority groups. I have found the Naxi, Baima, Miao and Mosuo particularly enchanting. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/in-the-kingdom-of-women
I have been here 9 years and still don't have a mental map of the place!
- Producer10/12/2016Free BirdsThe cage was open. The bird did not hesitate. It spread its wings. Flying home. Fast. Locked up for too long. It was painful. Nevertheless necessary. The bird was aware that some things take time. Healing is a process. The journey back to its own...
- 09/12/2016Balloons: A Simple Solution for Movement Recoverywww.outthinkingparkinsons.com I show how playing with balloons helped me re-discover much more slow, fluid and graceful movement. I believe that this type of controlled movement exercise could be very beneficial - even more so than playing with...
- Producer09/12/2016Christmas Then & NowThinking Christmas...This Christmas like every other Christmas is special. In Trinidad & Tobago, Christmas is our spring cleaning season. The smell of paint and the sound of women negotiating with storekeepers for the best deals on drapery and...
Comments10/12/2016 #15 Lisa Gallagher#13 I remember seeing the little boy in a hospital with an oxygen mask, crying & asking... Am I going to die, Miss? I think he was exposed to Chlorine gas. He was so panicked and as the cameras were filming a bomb went off in that hospital, the last standing hospital from what the news said. It made me cry, thinking of what these innocent children and their families are experiencing. If I could have a wish granted, there would be no more wars, hunger or homeless people. But, that wish won't be granted in my lifetime, sadly.10/12/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley#10 @Lisa Gallagher what a beautiful gift for your grandkids! We have come from a similar style of upbringing...kindred spirits. The value of the season comes from the love in our hearts. The story of the Little Match Girl comes to mind. Growing up I always wished the story would have a different end. However, with that final light from that final match, all that was sad on this earth became happy. As I write this Alepo comes to mind...in the coldness of the night I pray and wish for everyone there light and warmth.10/12/2016 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley#11 @CityVP Manjit thank you 😊 ..I have to agree with you on the emptying of the credit card being passed on from generation to generation 😂 All commercialism included, the family time, festivities and underlying love openly displayed can give the world a few moments to pause , as we celebrate love, forgiveness, rebirth, joy, and all the positive elements of living across all boundaries. Thanks so much for sharing 😊🐝🐝10/12/2016 #11 CityVP Manjit 🐝Christmas and Easter is the time when I need to keep my mouth shut because people including family want to enjoy this time. No more do I stand in the background in my house pointing my finger as the family put up the Christmas Tree saying "Yeh! you know nothing about this accursed Asherah Tree in thine cult of Christmas!" https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/asherahasherim-bible and knowing just how much effort my family put into erecting a Christmas Tree, that guaranteed that I do not have this particular chore on my annual "things to do" list, having done my Asherah Tree skit a few times, magically I don't expect to ever get asked to do this particular chore. Plus the whole thing is one big commercial fest with the only cult here being the cult of conspicuous consumption. This year the tree went up in the 2nd week in November - every year Christmas is becoming earlier and is that much more pagan in its celebration and I am only talking about our home. What's not to love about these pagan cult celebrations :-)
This year the family have outdone themselves with the grandest Christmas Tree I can remember - and they have mastered the art of it in a way that I could not even begin contemplating and certainly could not do, even if I wanted to. Now the kids are grown up, they own Christmas in our house and this year the oldest grand-child will be conscious of this event and so the kids are teaching their credit card emptying ways to the next generation - as I look upon the Asherah pole and the Winter Solstice http://www.miltontimmons.com/SolsticeandChristmas.html and the real story of Christmas http://www.hope-of-israel.org/cmas1.htm & http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/Christmas_TheRealStory.htm What I do appreciate is when people see Christmas as personal meaning - so this is all good, all a part of this ritual, the mythical connection and the happy happy's.10/12/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherYour mom is wise @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I agree, it is what's in the heart! My grandson's have so many toys and I told my children that I never remembered the gifts I got from others but I do remember the memories we made. I bought my grandsons (and their parents) tickets to ride through a Christmas Village through the Colorado Rockies with lights, synchronized music, meet Santa & Mrs. Clause. And, they will sip on hot chocolate while eating cookies!10/12/2016 #9 Dean OwenHere in Asia Christmas is really for young couples. In Japan getting asked out on a date for Christmas Eve is like being asked to the prom in the US. That said, there is always a run on Christmas turkeys at the supermarket, usually from the expat community. The Christmas lights on Orchard Road in Singapore each year are spectacular. Not much of a Christmas scene here in China although every shop does seem to have the gratuitous fake Christmas tree out. It is really New Year that is important across Asia, a time to be with the family. For me, it will be a traditional sit down turkey dinner with the family followed by our traditional jaunt to The Peninsula Shanghai for their Christmas celebrations and a meeting with Santa. Wish you the best holiday season @Donna-Luisa Eversley09/12/2016 #3 Kevin PashukThanks for the tag @Donna-Luisa Eversley. For those of us who celebrate Christmas, it probably is the biggest bucket of memories in our lives - most great, but some sad. It is about family and relationships... a time of year when we all seem to try a bit harder to get along. I think I could get used to a tropical Christmas, but in our part of the world we love the magic of a Christmas snowfall.
Merry Christmas to you Donna-Luisa, and may the spirit of the season permeate your home this coming year. (That goes for all the other bees too.)
- 08/12/2016Jim James - Here In Spirit (official video) Please consider learning about the Platform for Black Lives, Showing Up For Racial Justice, and Fairness Campaign http://fairness.org/...
- 09/12/2016@Gerald Hecht, I assume you might be interested to know that I have learned so much from my mistakes lately that I have decided to make a few more. Hence, I will not be drawn into this observation any farther, unless challenged. Naturally.
- Producer09/12/2016The Theory of Consciousness and Connected Gravity?I have a reputation for being direct in my buzzes. This is a definite departure as I venture into the unknown. In taking this trip into the unknown I need some assistance and welcome all who want to take a stab at seeing what we can discover working...
Comments10/12/2016 #21 Max🐝 J. Carter#20 Thank you @debasish majumder. It's something that has been on my mind off and on for a few years. I am really enjoing that there are others who share this passion and are joining in this discussion as I am hoping to make it a group effort to expand what I started here.
I am still absorbing @Ian Weinberg document he shared before I jump back into this and comment further.
So people don't have to dig, here it again.
http://www.pninet.com/articles/Oscillate(A)v2.pdf09/12/2016 #18 Steve BradyHi Max, I'm willing to follow the white rabbit! I have an acquaintance who trained as a theoretical physicist. He made an interesting rhetorical question/ statement to me once. "How does a star in one arm of a galaxy "know" what star in another arm of the same galaxy is doing?" I think your search beyond the Standard Model, boson relation to mass, and your fascinating allusion to the gyre, etc is well worth it.09/12/2016 #3 Chas ✌️ WyattI like @Kevin Baker's reply. We do not fully understand electricity, other than it is a form of energy and we use it. We do not understand the relationship between gravity and electro-magnetism, but, believe there is one. An Oak tree and an Ash tree take on different forms and aspects, but, they are both still trees.
- Producer06/12/2016We're Desperate for Real ConnectionNo Longer Virtual = True Engagement of Your Valuable NetworkIt all started with a call from Karthik Rajan. I woke up the morning after that call full of energy, motivation, and excitement. Mornings are slow for me; I love to sleep, so it's rare for...
Comments09/12/2016 #18 Richard Buse@Sarah Elkins Thanks for sharing this. I won't be able to attend NLV, but I see the immense value in what you're doing. I live on the outskirts of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Thanks to the wonders of urban sprawl, just getting together with someone for coffee can mean setting aside three hours to allow for drive time. I still believe face to face relationships work best, but social media offer means to initiate and sustain relationships. I believe social media is far more useful and productive when it is used that way, rather than as a standalone means of communication.06/12/2016 #14 Phil FriedmanSarah, NLV is a great idea. I would love to attend, but believe that I will have to be in Taiwan at that time. But my best wishes go out to all of you for a successful conference.
It will be interesting to see whether "we're" desperate enough for "real connection" to come out from behind the constructed social media personas to meet face-to-face. I know that a couple of times I've had occasion to do that have been exceedingly fruitful.
I hope that as many people on beBee who can manage it will take advantage of this opportunity. Cheers!06/12/2016 #13 Aaron Skogen#2 Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Where there is a will, there is a way right? I think its a great opportunity to invest in yourself. Think of all the ways we spend our time and hard earned money, but how often do we take a step back, assess and invest in ourselves. It's going to be a great experience, of that I am certain!
Cheers, and thank you for the kind mention!06/12/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher@Sarah Elkins I listened to the entire interview with you and @Chris Spurvey, I really enjoyed it. Many times if a youtube video is longer than 4-5 minutes I turn it off, in this case... I kept listening. Your enthusiasm is contagious. I clicked on @Sarah (Sally) McCabe's page and she is doing what I've told others I'd love to do. It's been a passion of mine for years for various reasons, that includes family members, my past experiences in the field of Health Care, I saw so many patients without family members who could have used an advocate and I also saw just as many patients with family members who also would have benefited from an advocate. Oh, how I wish I could attend and meet all of you! We have 2 trips planned for the year (2017) and lets just say the funds are a bit low. I have to admit, I'm struggling with this because I feel it would be very beneficial. If you don't mind, please PM me with your telephone number so we can chat. I have one idea to run by you that may help me to get there. No promises but who knows unless we chat? Thanks!!!06/12/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich" I know it takes a smidgen of courage to hit a publish button, share a meaningful comment, or in the case of NLV, make the jump, yet ultimately there are gifts hidden right out in the open."
I have to concur with this quote from @Aaron Skogen View more" I know it takes a smidgen of courage to hit a publish button, share a meaningful comment, or in the case of NLV, make the jump, yet ultimately there are gifts hidden right out in the open."
I have to concur with this quote from @Aaron Skogen. The rewards lie in taking a risk. Not coming up with a bunch of excuses and taking part in something that just might lead to some very big results.
And when you find someone doing something that they believe in so strongly, as @Sarah Elkins clearly does, it is pretty wise to come along for the ride. Close06/12/2016 #1 John White, MBASo, excited to be a part of the No Longer Virtual conference. My hope is that many other bees will be able to attend this great event and make face to face connections. CC: @Javier beBee @Pascal Derrien @Kevin Pashuk @Larry Boyer @CityVP Manjit 🐝 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Teresa Gezze @Bob McIntosh
- Producer09/12/2016Booze…The Fact That It Seems To Be Everywhere Is Extremely Distressing In my life, I have gone through three phases with drinking.First there was the high school/college phase of excessive drinking for no apparent reason other than to get pissed and do all kinds of stupid shit.This is OK when you’re young and strong...
Comments09/12/2016 #18 Paul Frank GilbertOkay. Makes more sense. Alcoholism ... like all other addictions ... regardless of the challenges those addicted will find a way to get it ... and there will always be someone waiting to take whatever they have to give .... Governments, countries, groups ... individual ... they all prey on the weak.09/12/2016 #15 Phillip HubbellI vaguely remember drinking in college. I vaguely remember college. However, I know people with addictive personalities who just never stopped. I never drank because I needed a drink and I don't drink much now...rarely, maybe once or twice a year. My mother never drank, my father took a drink a day. I do believe that excessive drinking isn't caused by drinking but because of some underlying issues with facing up to the day. I don't think capitalism has anything to do with it. Drinking excessively predates capitalism. I drown my sorrows on paper, then delete them...usually.09/12/2016 #14 Paul Frank GilbertCapitalism, communism ... alcoholism has little to do with a government ... or does it? Alcoholism is a human weakness ... an addiction and there are some that simply are unable to mentally manage its consumption. Governments know this and use it. The history of alcohol abuse in by Russia and the US is an interesting read. We tried prohibition here ... thankfully it did not work! Here is the US we are beginning to see these weaknesses as diseases ... sounds like our healthcare system will be making a lot of money ... I just wonder if that will require everyone to pay more taxes? Alcoholism is a serious life altering, family destroying issue ... I am not making light of it ... but weakness, illness, disease or whatever you want to call it ... we cannot take away all responsibility from the alcoholic ...09/12/2016 #13 Brian McKenzieYou missed the Prohibition phase of history where Alcohol was largely illegal.....and still there were drunkards. I started on Whiskey at 5 with my Grand Father, by 8 I had moved to the family recipe of Sweet Lightning (a Watermelon Mash in the Whiskey Family of the spectrum) At 14 I sobered up and cleaned up - dumped all my money in motorcycles instead. Alcohol depresses me - I am a mean drunk - yes, worse than when I am sober - so I don't do it often; and when I do - I prefer to be alone - and left the f*ck alone as well.09/12/2016 #10 Cory GalbraithGreat Piece Jim appropriately timed for the holidays. I have a strict policy about alcoholics. I make sure to remove them from life, and I don't care who they are, including family. People drink to escape real life. It's the same of any addiction. My former business partner was an alcoholic who drank all day long. He missed important meetings and became violent when in conversation, even in front of clients. I had no choice but to buy him out and say good bye. A former friend lost his business due to clouded thinking - the result of the bottle. My own father was a drunk who died in jail - broke (he spent all his money on booze), depressed and completely alone. We cannot blame the booze itself. It is the weakness of people - indeed, the desire to create a world separate from what is real, that is the culprit. Under the influence of alcohol, the nice person becomes nasty. The nasty person becomes happy. Personalities are turned upside down. And lives are destroyed. We can offer our help and be supportive as long as the alcoholic admits their problem and is trying to better themselves. But if they refuse, and choose to use themselves as lethal weapons on the road and elsewhere - get as far away from them as you can.09/12/2016 #9 John PrpichWhat most people miss is that alcohol, food, cigarettes and drugs are merely the vehicles for addictive personalities. If you couple that with the growth in mental disease you have a perfect storm. It was until recently that people discovered that these addictions are both mental and physical. The problem is that those that don't have the addiction can't really understand it, and rightfully so. People that don't understand addictive personalities or addiction wonder why those individuals won't stop their bad behavior, the answer is quite simple, it's not that easy. It's no different than being addicted to fitness and wearing your body out at an exponential rate. Look at the heroin epidemic, last time we saw this was back in the 70's. The answer isn't so simple and the truth is that it's going to get worse before it gets better. The economy has shattered many people's lives and this is what they turn to.09/12/2016 #6 Nicole ChardenetI cut down on my drinking this year when I wanted to get serious about losing weight and now I find that not only do I not miss it, but I don't like how it makes me feel. These days I need to be clear-headed about a lot of major changes in my life and alcohol is just going to get in the way. My ex was an alcoholic (although he successfully recovered) and his judgment was much better after he got sober...although after so many years of damage I suspect there are parts of his brain that were permanently altered.09/12/2016 #5 Pascal Derrien 🐝I am with you @Jim Murray I am a phase 3 guy even I never really smoked. Strong drink culture in Ireland including business circles when I often have to justify myself on why I don't drink. It works for me and I don't lecture anybody but being plastered in front of your kids when back from a boozy lunch does not show any strength of character pretty much the opposite in my book.... in the meantime sante cheers :-)09/12/2016 #4 Claire Cardwell 🐝@Jim Murray - South Africa has a strong drinking culture, far too often I see drunken people stumbling into their cars and driving off. I've had a few near misses with drunken drivers who seem to think that a bit of sauce turns them into Michael Schumacher....I've also had an alcoholic ex-business partner who got increasingly abusive and erratic. I am rigorous with watching my alcohol consumption and rarely drink over the legal driving limit (even when I am at home). Whilst I like the taste of alcohol I don't like the effects it has once I have more than one drink. Thanks for this thought provoking article.09/12/2016 #3 Mohammed A. JawadAha...@Jim Murray Good that you have divorced the habit of drinking alcohol. Recall your quirky past and rejoice your stable present! :)
Indeed, what a chaotic drink is alcohol that's with more fluid dynamics. ..first tempts one's heart with cravings, when flows in sip by sip it intoxicates brain, the seat of reasoning. Once done, lo! It's all jigging, wobbling and mingling of senses, emotions and expressions. With all stupidity, there's wild, wicked and worthless actions in all wilderness.
- Producer09/12/2016Transcending the Virtual World: Are We Desperate for Real Connection?Preface: The objective of this series is not so much to debate issues among its four co-authors, but to seed engagement and conversation pertaining to the topic at hand among our readers. We, therefore, solicit your questions, comments, and...
Comments10/12/2016 #42 Sarah Elkins@Phil Friedman - not yet. I'm the kind of friend who hears a good idea and jumps into action, sometimes prematurely. But I jump in because that's the way I roll. Others talk about things but don't act. It's diversity, yes, but sometimes it leaves your friends hanging...10/12/2016 #41 Phil Friedman#39 Sarah, I think there is room for both, although in some circumstances a "local" chapter would be too small. When a group has about a hundred or more members, there is usually sufficient diversity to keep things interesting.
But too small makes it feel like hot-tubbing with your mother's elderly library group friend. The magic of social media resides in the potential to connect a worldwide. So being able to draw an international group to a conference such as NLV is a big plus. Still, we have to recognize that a conference held in LA will draw more west coasters than one in FL. I hope this piece is stimulating some queries.10/12/2016 #39 Sarah Elkins#26 I love the idea of local chapters. Part of the reason for NLV, though, is that our networks span across continents and oceans! If we had a local chapter here in Montana, I'd end up with the people I already know and see regularly. The beauty of NLV in Atlanta is that people are coming from all over the world to meet and learn from each other face-to-face.10/12/2016 #38 Sarah Elkins#23 I just realized I didn't address the word desperate in my response to your thoughtful comment. I do believe many are desperate for real connection. Maybe not all of us, some of us are really good at making connections in real life and online. There are many in our networks who struggle with a balance, though, those who would love to connect for real, but are too comfortable sitting behind the screen to step out. As a matter of fact, there have been some major studies connecting depression with extensive social media use: http://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2016/04/30/study-links-heavy-facebook-and-social-media-usage-to-depression/#2953e9187e4b
This is why No Longer Virtual is so important, among other reasons. Meeting each other face-to-face forces us to see each other as real people, with real struggles and experiences. As long as we stay behind our screens, we can pretend that what we say here has no impact on other people's lives. But you and I know that's just not the case.10/12/2016 #37 Sarah Elkins#23 Thanks for the comment, Wayne. I really considered a meet-up style, but realized two things: Very few of us can take the time and money to travel somewhere for a meet-up. A conference, however, can be worth the investment of time and money, especially if the topics are relevant. Some people were able to sell the idea to their companies, and others will be able to write-off the investment as a professional expense.
As @Phil Friedman mentioned a few times, meeting face-to-face provides incredible opportunity to deepen relationships (or the opposite, which is also nice to know before you make a time/money investment.) One of the things that I find disturbing is the disconnect between some online vs. offline personalities. I've met a handful of people face-to-face that simply don't match up with what they're putting out here on social media platforms - and let's just not get into dating sites!
The idea for NLV started as a way to meet my closest network members face-to-face, and then became something much stronger: It's a different kind of conference, built with a solid curriculum of relevant topics, with no keynote speakers, and co-facilitated sessions that build off of each other. I've never been to a conference like this, which is why I believe so strongly in the concept.10/12/2016 #33 Sarah Elkins#6 Luckily, @Randy Keho, there will only be 50 people, and I'll bring reinforcements. Seriously, though, No Longer Virtual isn't just about meeting face-to-face. There is a major professional development component I think many of these comments are missing. I've been to plenty of conferences as a speaker and as a guest, and none have ever had a cohesive curriculum.
The conference structure is an alternative to the traditional conference, making it unique not only by it's focus on leveraging our online networks, but by structuring the conference to leverage those valuable side-conversations we get so much value out of at traditional conferences.10/12/2016 #31 Sarah Elkins#5 Agree. Our online connections are only as strong as the effort we put into them. And starting with the online relationships is terrific in order to get at that diversity @Max🐝 J. Carter brought up in his comment. I know people have a tendency to surround themselves with like-minded folks, but that doesn't mean they agree on everything, right?09/12/2016 #26 Harvey LloydReading this i would have to say that i think Don nailed it. Events like these would be difficult to get together and execute. It appears the four of you were able to make it happen on a small scale and it worked. Given today's environment, families, professional obligations and other schedule shrinking activities, i would think, going from keyboard to an event would need to hold some serious value in the mind of the attendee. The cost and schedule hanging in the balance i could see the "local chapter" aspect working well.
Good discussion topic of now closing the circle, looping back, face to face. Appreciate ya'll taking the time to discuss the topic.09/12/2016 #25 Phil Friedman#23 It's just like you, Wayne, to bring an overabundance of common sense to the party. :-) I agree that "desperate" may involve some overstatement -- which I lay on Sarah's title for her article. But consider that, if you lived in the wilds of Montana, spent most of your time killing and skinning game for your meals, chopping wood for your stove, and melting snow for water to drink, you might be "desperate" for some live connections, as well. Okay, okay, just kidding.
Seriously, though, you make a good point. There are numbers of national and international organizations which establish local chapters that meet locally regularly for social networking and just for sociability. Car clubs are a good example. At one time I belonged to the Chicago Area chapter of the International Austin Healey Owners Club, which would meet at a restaurant once a month in the evening to talk about sports cars and break bread together. It was a perfect example of affinity networking long before microcomputers, let alone social media. And maybe with an international organization such as beBee as a base and conduit, local Live Hives could be established in a similar fashion. Thanks for reading and commenting.09/12/2016 #23 Wayne YoshidaGreat discussion. But I think the word "desperate" is a little strong. I have a perfect analogy for this "virtual vs real" meetings - ham radio. Playing around with two-way radios - using Morse Code or voice - might be even more virtual than today's social media. And for most folks on the radio, the desire to meet in person is strong.
But when "meeting" people over the radio, I learned a long time ago to never make judgments, good or bad. Using machines to communicate cannot provide nuances such as tone of voice and other things. I like this aspect because talking over the air can break all barriers - including age, gender, race and political affiliation.
I would enjoy a 3D meeting. Is there a way to search for Bees based on city or ZIP/Postal Code?
For the NLV event, it looks interesting and the topics on the agenda look great. I hope this idea spreads.
Has anyone gone to the Social Media Marketing World? http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/smmworld/
And, yes, I asked those guys if they are aware of beBee. Hopefully, they are - or will soon . . .
If this would be on the West Coast (think about the winter weather over here vs over there) - it might be more reasonable.
But maybe we are making this too complicated. Why not simply get a place to meet, and just talk to each other in person? If the gathering is local, like Kevin says - just meet for a quick lunch or something.
Where are the Orange County / Southern Calif. Bees?
- 08/12/2016Thank you for joining the new hive for ANYTHING:
the anti-relevant group, the catch-all for serious posts that are unique, silly posts without a general theme, troll-welcomed comments like "this belongs on FaceBook." @Javier beBee, @Dr. Corinthia Price, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Looking for @Lisa Gallagher to join today!
Comments08/12/2016 #2 Ben PintoAs an "EntrePreNewer" I developed the following items in the picture with the 'PRE' focus on the name 'beBee.' I knew that one day I would want to form a NEWER concept in hives and came up with the idea of the Irrelevant hive. That is for everyone for anything. Join beBee's top people that have already endorsed and become members of this hive. Still looking for friends @Christine Andola, @Charles David Upchurch, and beBee branding pro, @David Gamella Pérez to join.08/12/2016 #1 Ben PintoHere is my take on marketing the value of a new hive... First though I want to thank @Sushmita Thakare Jain and @MPORANYIMIGABO Gerard for diving into this honey head first. Along with @Javier beBee who has endorsed the idea, we are still looking for @Gary Sharpe and @John White, MBA to sign up. This is the NON-RELEVANT hive:
- 09/12/2016How do YOU suggest addressing all the fuss over fake news? Are YOU doing anything recommended in this article?How To Defend Your Brain Against Fake Newswww.fastcompany.com Your brain has no way of deleting information it knows to be...
- Producer01/12/2016The number one reason why I use beBee, no anonymous profile viewsIn the years I have spent on Linkedin this has been an ongoing complaint from the members and has been discussed in many of their groups and posted on updates and people have written articles begging Linkedin to knock it off. Now we have beBee and...
Comments09/12/2016 #28 Max🐝 J. Carter#26 @Lisa Gallagher as a veteran it's this use of the military that is most likely false that upsets me on a personal level as I have had similar experience and as a veteran my integrity means a tremendous amount to me and it was something that the military really reinforced for me.09/12/2016 #26 Lisa GallagherI receive anonymous views on Linkedin a LOT. I don't care for that aspect either. I understand they allow this for potential employers to view profiles but it's still creepy. Like @Franci🐝 Eugenia Hoffman View moreI receive anonymous views on Linkedin a LOT. I don't care for that aspect either. I understand they allow this for potential employers to view profiles but it's still creepy. Like @Franci🐝 Eugenia Hoffman, I can't tell you how many connection requests I received from Military personnel and their resumes were basically the same, as if copied and pasted with no 2nd degree connections. Close04/12/2016 #18 Brian McKenzieThere are a few fakes, posers and sharlatans here, and more than a couple claiming to be military that are not who they claim to be. They should know that false impersonation of a military officer or Medal of Valor recepient is a punishable offense with both jail and monetary penalties....and yes - I have passed their info and IP along to appropriate tasking offices. I wish the boys in CID & NCIS happy hunting.02/12/2016 #14 Max🐝 J. Carter#11 Thee is nothing healthy about the mechanism of anonymous profile viewing. It creates a view that says I can hide myself and do whatever I want because they can;t see me and they have no idea who I am.
The mechanism of allowing anonymous profile views is bad for the human and there is nothing healthy about it. It promotes mental instability.02/12/2016 #12 Zacharias VoulgarisFor me it's not just the action of viewing a profile anonymously that's sad, but also what this action represents. Basically by allowing this sly attitude towards connecting, you condone the mentality from which it stems. Without realizing it, by being OK with anonymous viewing, you are advocating surveillance, subtly and passively. Then years later you find yourself in a Big Brother society and you wonder why.02/12/2016 #11 Harvey LloydI would think it would be better if Bebee allowed, within the profile, a check box that would allow or not Anonymous profile views. Some folks would maybe like to allow this for job hunting or allowing their profile to be viewed by potential organizations. I could also agree with some not wanting. A simple fix would be, Allow anonymous profile views yes, no.
Good thoughts here of supporting the end user.02/12/2016 #10 Robert CormackI agree, @Max🐝 J. Carter. I think what KinkedIn was doing (and I could be wrong) was allowing employers to scope profiles of potential candidates without the candidates thinking they had the job "in the bag." I can understand that. I honestly didn't think of stalking, but I suppose it's always a possibility on social media. I admit, it wasn't my main reason for joining beeBee but, certainly, I'm sure it gives contributors peace of mind here.
- Producer09/12/2016What if Jesus was born in our Digital Age?As a follower of Jesus and a Social Media practitioner since January 2009, I have often wondered, ‘what would have happened if Jesus Christ was born in these Digital times?’ Would Jesus have used Social Media platforms like I do today?...
Comments10/12/2016 #10 Mohammed SultanWhen you click for Jesus you click for love and also for the three F's which we hope they could prevail in our today's digital world.When you click for Jesus you click for Freedom,fairness and forgiveness which might also replace our democratic principles which arises from the notion that who are equal in any respect should be also equal in all respects.Merry Christmas is an opportunity for all people whatever their religious devotion or commitment to recharge their batteries and stay plugged with our creator, and the Mighty God's light .Life is worth living if only we live it for him.Thanks for sharing your creative post.10/12/2016 #8 Harvey LloydWhat a great buzz. The video was awesome. I do believe that if Jesus was here today the message would be the same, maybe delivered differently but still the same. The Bible is timeless in its hope for mankind. His metaphors would change, but the same goal would persist. Love your neighbor. A simple statement but when reviewed shows up as a simple yet engaging proposition for man's future.
I do believe His first comments would surround our wilderness journey of today. Merry Christmas and thank you for the post and video.09/12/2016 #7 Lisa GallagherIf Jesus were born today, he'd probably be reminding us how important it is to enjoy life outside of our PC's. He send out reminders to spend more time with your family, enjoy all the free things our world has to offer- Oceans, lakes, hiking paths, flowers, blue skies, our children and on the list could go. He sure would be much more accessible, openly ;-) Thanks for this @Lance Scoular, enjoyed!09/12/2016 #5 David B. GrinbergHi ho, Lance, and thank you for such a warm holiday greeting, an important question to ponder, and an entertaining video. I would just note that the Pope is on Twitter, which might be the closest indicator there is today.
I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas in advance. I hope you enjoy the holiday season and have a happy and healthy New Year. I think Australia experiences 2017 first, right? Start making plans to party, mate!09/12/2016 #4 Max🐝 J. CarterI think Jesus born in our time experiencing life in this age would most likely be the most hated man on the planet.
If you look back he was a homeless guy wandering around teaching who ever would listen for free and this pissed off the religious leaders of the day because he was usurping their authority and even face to face called them serpents and snakes.
Then the medical industry would be even more pissed off as he healed people for free.
He did everything for free for whomever he did it for.
He is the opposite of what this society is and would have those who want it to continue as is really pissed off wanting to have him shut down for ruining the industries that profit from what he did for free.
Jesus never had a problem getting in anyone's face and even laid the temple to waste with his bare hands for turning it into a market place.
I think a lot of people should be happy Jesus was not born in this day and age as he would have them all feeling quite guilty about the lives they lead.
What led me away from the religion born of his teachings was studying only his teachings and forgetting the rest of the book.
His religion was love.09/12/2016 #1 Erroll -EL- WarnerJesus in the digital would have Jesus reading his sermons from tablets. He would have had the best Internet of Thing(IOT) to reach congregants at other locations. He would have used --Angels-- to repair satellites to avoid space junk. He would have had the safest data center located above the clouds in heaven.
- 09/12/201614 Women and much more... Twitter socialmedia.14 Women in AI You Should Follow on Twitter | craigconnectscraigconnects.org Hey, you know that I’m big supporter of women in tech. I’m actually partnering with Women Who Tech for the 4th Women Startup Challenge at Google and focused on women-led ventures in artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and virtual...
- Producer08/12/2016VIRGIN ART OR MOLESTING VIRGINITY OF ART? A CONUNDRUM!There is a traditional arithmetic almost all kids are accustomed in their early age, where we have to deduce the length being covered by a monkey, who is climbing a slippery bamboo pole by its utmost effort to reach to the apex, but the amount of...
Comments09/12/2016 #1 David LisleYou present two major thoughts here. The first and immediately most obvious is the thought concerning there being no mitigating circumstances for the poor treatment of the woman even while purporting to be making a motion picture decrying such vile treatment of women by men. And that description is vivid and lacks no willing participants. The second thought concerns 'Art' and here I have greater concerns because of your portrayal of what you suppose 'Art' to be. I am familiar with the scenario you paint with the treatment of women in India. Hardly a person in the world could be ignorant of it, the continuing immolation of women even though forbidden by law and the lack of any consequences following. This alone makes your tale easier to portray and even makes it believable that you are describing an actual event. Your characterization of 'Art' however lacks any of the slight subtleties found in your other thought, that of the women, rather it is a hammer blow on what you clearly believe 'Art' to represent. As an artist (painter, writer) I find your article lacks balance in this regard and even on the whole, your conclusion provides no relief from the brutality of men and apparently 'Art.' Your portrayal of 'Art' is a misrepresentation. This misrepresentation is further aided and abetted by your implication that "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," a clear postmodern misrepresentation that ignores completely aesthetics, although I understand from your following implication that you also are a believer in the postmodern maxim that "it's art if I say it's art" and the equally revolting mantra of modern society "it's my opinion." You leave no room for truth in your essay and provide no truths, only ignorant modern propaganda.
The above of course only relates to what you have written. My criticism is not a judgement upon yourself, should it have been I could have had a great day with your English.
- Producer08/12/2016The Complexity of Human NatureVery often, more than realizing our inner selves, we worry more and think where we stand in our societies and surroundings. Instead of delving into simple truths or knowledge that’s worth for bettering of our lives, we fall into schisms and...
- Producer07/12/2016How Not To Become The Christmas JerkMaybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Dr. SuessThese are classic words written by a cherished American treasure, Theodore Geisel. You know him better by his pen name, Dr. Suess.Television further immortalized that same...
Comments08/12/2016 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley"Religion and beliefs aside, the holidays bring out the very best in us as human beings and is second only to the outpouring of care and concern that we exhibit in times of crisis. ".. @Andrew Books View more"Religion and beliefs aside, the holidays bring out the very best in us as human beings and is second only to the outpouring of care and concern that we exhibit in times of crisis. ".. @Andrew Books think you captured how we should all want to be at Christmas . Great post...😊🐝🐝💮 Close08/12/2016 #9 Lisa GallagherYou brought me back in time @Andrew Books! We grew up poor too. Mom raised 5 children on her own after dad died. We never knew were poor because we were rich with love and so much more. Somehow mom managed to set aside 500.00 each year and spent 100.00 per child at Christmas. Obviously, we didn't know this until after we all were older and the idea of Santa wore off. Mom spent weeks making cookies and her famous Rum- fruitcake prior to Christmas, she always allowed us to help.
Last year before mom passed I had no Christmas spirit. I didn't send cards to many and didn't even put up our tree. I decided this year to fight the blues... it's not easy but I'm putting my pre-lit tree up and decorating. It helps that I'm also hosting a party today! I bought my grandson's, son and daughter in law tickets to ride The Festival of Lights Train in Georgetown Co, which is their main gift. I'm trying to purchase gifts (other than tons of toys) that the boys will hopefully remember.
Thanks for this, you've inspired me to feel even more festive this Christmas, we have a lot to be thankful for, including the addition to my new granddaughter who will be almost 6 months old at Christmas! Best wishes to you and yours!
- Producer07/12/2016The Radio Man That I Will Always MissDaddy Cody—The Radio man was my father who passed in 2013. Many called him Bob, I called him Dad.They all stared up at the big steep hill, covered with large trees and all sorts of wicked brush. The old farmer was silent for a while, just looking...
Comments08/12/2016 #19 Mohammed A. Jawad@Jim Cody That's great how well you have put forth this story, which carries great inspiration, show of courage and strength, love for hard toil to live with ease and joys and unwavering zeal to prove performance. There are more lessons. ..all one needs is to delve thoughtfully and observe what's lost and what's gained.08/12/2016 #18 Lisa GallagherGreat story @Jim Cody, thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed and could relate in some ways. I wish kids today understood how much fun it was to just be creative in order to have fun without gadgets controlling their lives. But, then again, they are now required to use them in School from a very young age from what I understand. The value of working and helping others is something that should never grow old.
- Producer06/12/2016Communications Beat Series, Volume 4BATON ROUGE, LA -- According to a Southern University Study released Monday, over 94% of “significant human interaction/communication” takes place in online product or service reviews.In our rapidly devolving, algorithm-driven world it might seem...
Comments08/12/2016 #14 Gerald Hecht#10 @Susan Rooks Hi Susan and thanks for the follow! You may also be interested in my reply to Jim Murray's comment number nine; which I believe is a major driver behind these numbers: An expansion (incorporation into SM algorithms) of this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manufacturing_Consent08/12/2016 #12 Gerald Hecht#9 @Jim Murray I learned a little about the "inside baseball" on this --it turns out that my initial reply to @Gert Scholtz was MORE THAN (what I perceived) as a typical "tongue in cheek/sarcastic toss-off" --there DO exist SM algorithms which are REDEFINING the necessary and sufficient defining criteria that define inclusion in the categories of "A GOOD" or "A SERVICE"...made available to "consumers" for review! I was immediately reminded of a Noam Chomsky Documentary Film which I viewed as an an undergraduate in a Communications class. I hadn't consciously thought about until yesterday: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manufacturing_Consent
- 08/12/2016From left to right my latest buzz about a brief history of work: Thought is mechanical. Sometimes less is more. A picture is worth a thousand words. Connect the dots for structures. Ask for advice if you would like to know more.